Nike Release New England Home And Away Kits For 2018 World Cup (Official Photos)

Chris Wright

7th, February 2018


What you’re looking at there is the new Nike kit that England will be wearing when they go bravely slunking out of the World Cup at the last-16 stage this summer.

As was leaked earlier in the week, the home strip sees a return to the traditional white shirt/navy shorts/white socks arrangement, though there is little of note beyond that.

Granted, it’s perfectly smart (and a considerable improvement on the strange pale bluey-grey trim of the 2016/17 strip) if a little simplistic…

The away kit is once again rendered in traditional red, with subtle two-tone stripes that Nike claim “evoke speed” and “reflect the youthful wave of talent” presently flooding the England set-up.

They also claim that while the lettering and numbering is rendered in a custom font, they are informed by Johnston and Gil Sans – two “quintessentially English” fonts that are used on both overground railways and the London Underground.

The official training shirt, complete with a flashy graphic, is altogether more adventurous and would have made a decent home shirt if Nike had the minerals to try something a little different…

So, nothing particularly ground-breaking or memorable but a batch of inoffensively trim kits to unleash on the world stage 124 days from now.

We can safely say the new England kits have failed the patented Pies benchmark test: Nobody is going to be fondly remembering these things in 20 years’ time.